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Babies can learn that hard work pays off

Researchers found that babies who watched an adult struggle to complete tasks before succeeding tried harder at their own difficult task, compared to babies who saw an adult succeed without effort.  Study finds infants try harder after seeing adults struggle … Continue reading

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Bilingual Babies

It’s very important to me to teach my children Spanish. My parents understand English, but can’t speak it. So if I ever want my kids to have a close connection with my parents, I have to try and teach them … Continue reading

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The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies

In particular, in my lab in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, I have spent the past decade trying to understand the mystery of how children learn so much from so little so quickly. Because, it turns … Continue reading

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The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life

The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Recently, they have discovered that babies learn more, create … Continue reading

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The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them. It argues that evolution designed us both … Continue reading

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